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Reference : HD 29

Author(s) : de Wet, H. , S.Nciki, S.F. van Vuuren
Title : Medicinal plants used for the treatment of various skin disorders by a rural community in northern Maputaland, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:51, (2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-51 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/51 + Additional file 1
Reference HD 29 has information about 45 plants :
Acacia burkei Benth
Official name : Acacia burkei Benth
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorders, mix a handful of chopped bark of Acacia burkei with the same amount of bark of Ozoroa engleri, Sclerocarya birrea, Syzygium cordatum, Tabernaemontana elegans and two handfuls of fresh Lippia javanica leaves in 2 L of water and boil for 2 hrs. Strain when cool and half a glass (± 125 mL) is taken by adults and a size eight syringe (± 240 mL) as an enema for the treatment of sores. Children take quarter a glass (± 62 mL) of the decoction and use a size two syringe (± 60 mL) as an enema. The decoction is taken three times a day for two weeks after which the sores begin to heal.
H(014) ringworm , macerate half a handful of fresh chopped bark Acacia burkei with a handful of Kigelia africana bark in 1 L of water. Infants take 1 table spoon (tablespoon) three times a day for a week to treat ringworm which appears as red spots at the back of their necks.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umkhaya
Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Official name : Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(111)
Recipes : H(013) body rash,H(014) itching and H(111) burning , two handfuls of fresh pounded bark of Albizia adianthifolia are mixed in 2 L of warm water. One cup of maceration is added in bathing water once a day for a week to treat scaly, itching and burning body rash
.H(013) rash. 2 two handfuls of fresh pounded bark are mixed in 2 L of cold water in which the affected person is bath once a day for two weeks (approximate duration of rash).
H(013) rash, 2 handfuls of fresh pounded bark is mixed with 10 L of warm water and 1 L of this mixture is used as an emetic once a day for 10 days to treat the rash.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : igowane
Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sores , a handful of fresh bark or 30 cm of fresh root is chopped and boiled in 1L of water for five minutes. The strained cooled down decoction is used as an enema (size eight syringe) once a day for two days for the treatment of sores
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umphezi
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, a handful of chopped fresh roots are boiled in 1 L of water for 20 min. Half a glass of the cooled strained decoction is taken with soft porridge once a day for the treatment of body sores
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umphfwa
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(004) new wounds, the sap of a handful of fresh leaves of Bidens pilosa is used as an astringent to new wounds.
H(014) ringworm , mix a handful of the fresh leaves of Bidens pilosa with a handful of Sida pseudocordifolia whole plant and apply as a paste onto the ringworm infection after an incision is made. Applied once a day for a week.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : uqadolo
Brachylaena discolor DC.
Official name : Brachylaena discolor DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, mix a handful of chopped fresh twigs of Brachylaena discolor with a handful each of Euphorbia tirucalli stem, leaves of Ozoroa engleri, Senecio serratuloides and one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea in10 L of water and boil for 3 hrs. One table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for a week for body sores. Children take 1 teaspoon (± 5 mL tea spoon) of the decoction.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : iphahla
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(182)
Recipes : H(182) shingles, a handful of leaves of Bryophyllum pinnata in combination with a handful of dried or fresh leaves of Senecio serratuloides are mixed with brake-fluid (hydraulic fluid) and Jik (bleach) and pasted over shingles twice a day for three days.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umvuthuza
Canthium inerme (L. f.) Kuntze
Official name : Canthium inerme (L. f.) Kuntze
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) acne, one fresh twig of Canthium inerme is chopped with that of Dichrostachys cinerea and bring to boil in 5 L of water. Steam twice a day for a week to treat acne.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umvuthwamini
Cladostemon kirkii (Oliv.) Pax & Gilg
Official name : Cladostemon kirkii (Oliv.) Pax & Gilg
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(137), H(182)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, two handfuls of chopped fresh roots of Cladostemon kirkii are macerated in 2 L of water. Adults take 3 table spoon three times a day to treat body sores. Children take 1 teaspoon
H(137) sores, roots of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie and bark of Ficus sur, leaves of Senecio serratuloides and a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis are boiled in 1 L of water for 5 min. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoon of the decoction
H(182) shingles, chopped root of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with 30 cm fresh or dry chopped root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie as well as a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis and one handful of Ranunculus multifidus (whole plant) are boiled in 2 L of water. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults once a day for the treatment of shingles. Children take 1 teaspoon full of the medication
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : isidumbu
Dalbergia obovata E. Mey.
Official name : Dalbergia obovata E. Mey.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burn, a handful of crushed leaves of Dalbergia obovata is made into a paste and applied to burns once a day for two days after which the burned area become dry and starts to heal
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : isijwandlube
Dialium schlecteri Harms
Official name : Dialium schlecteri Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) wound, a handful of fresh or dried bark of Dialium schlechteri is pounded into a powder. A teaspoon of powder is mixed with oil or petroleum jelly and applied to a new wound once a day for two weeks
H(013) boils inflammation, half a handful of dry bark is pounded into a powder which is applied onto a cut boil to reduce inflammation.
H(111) burn, a handful of dry or fresh bark of Dialium schlechteri is pounded into a powder or paste which is applied directly onto the burn area. It is applied once and not removed until the burned area becomes dry
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umthiba
Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.
Official name : Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) acne, one fresh twig of Canthium inerme is chopped with that of Dichrostachys cinerea and bring to boil in 5 L of water. Steam twice a day for a week to treat acne.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : ishashane
Drimia delagoensis (Baker) Jessop
Official name : Drimia delagoensis (Baker) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Synonyms : Urginea delagoensis Baker
Symptoms : H(137), H(182)
Recipes : H(137) sores, roots of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie and bark of Ficus sur, leaves of Senecio serratuloides and a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis are boiled in 1 L of water for 5 min. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoon of the decoction
H(182) shingles, chopped root of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with 30 cm fresh or dry chopped root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie as well as a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis and one handful of Ranunculus multifidus (whole plant) are boiled in 2 L of water. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults once a day for the treatment of shingles. Children take 1 teaspoon full of the medication
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : isuzi, umahlanganisa
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(137), H(182)
Recipes : H(137) sores, roots of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie and bark of Ficus sur, leaves of Senecio serratuloides and a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis are boiled in 1 L of water for 5 min. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoon of the decoction
H(182) shingles,, chopped root of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with 30 cm fresh or dry chopped root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie as well as a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis and one handful of Ranunculus multifidus (whole plant) are boiled in 2 L of water. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults once a day for the treatment of shingles. Children take 1 teaspoon full of the medication
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umsehle
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, mix a handful of chopped fresh twigs of Brachylaena discolor with a handful each of Euphorbia tirucalli stem, leaves of Ozoroa engleri, Senecio serratuloides and one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea in10 L of water and boil for 3 hrs. One table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for a week for body sores. Children take 1 teaspoon (± 5 mL tea spoon) of the decoction.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umduze
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sores, roots of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie and bark of Ficus sur, leaves of Senecio serratuloides and a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis are boiled in 1 L of water for 5 min. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoon of the decoction
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umkhiwane
Garcinia livingstonei T. Anderson
Official name : Garcinia livingstonei T. Anderson
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burn, a handful of bark of Garcinia livingstonei is pounded into a paste that is directly applied to burns once a day for a week, after which the burned area becomes dry and heals.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umphimbi
Hewittia malabarica (L.) Suresh
Official name : Hewittia malabarica (L.) Suresh
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils,H(013) abscesses, a handful of crushed leaves of Hewittia malabarica are incorporated into a paste and applied onto cut boils and abscesses once a day for a week
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : inhlanzandulo
Hibiscus surattensis L.
Official name : Hibiscus surattensis L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(111) burn, a handful of root of Hibiscus surattensis is pounded into a paste that is directly applied to burns once a day for a week.
H(137) sores, fresh roots are boiled in 1 L of water for 30 min. Two table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults for the treatment of sores. Children take one teaspoon three times a day for a month.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : icishamlilo
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) boils, one corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea is chopped in combination with the fruits of Solanum rigescens and boiled in 5 L of water. One table spoon of strained decoction is taken three times a day for less than a month by adults for the treatment of boils. Children take one teaspoon of the decoction.
H(014) ringworm, two corms of Hypoxis hemerocallidea are chopped together with two corms of Ledebouria obovata and boiled in 2 L of water for 30 min. Two table spoon of the decoction is taken by children three times a day for the treatment of ringworm.
H(137) body sores, mix a handful of chopped fresh twigs of Brachylaena discolorwith a handful each of Euphorbia tirucalli stem, leaves of Ozoroa engleri, Senecio serratuloides and one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea in10 L of water and boil for 3 hrs. One table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for a week for body sores. Children take 1 teaspoon (± 5 mL tea spoon) of the decoction.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : ilabatheka, Inkomfe
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm infection, half a handful of bark of Kigelia africana or one dry fruit is incinerated and the ash is applied with oil onto ringworm infection after an incision is made.
H(004) cicatrisation of new surgical incisions, two handful of bark are chopped and boiled in 1L of water for 1 hr. Half a glass of the decoction is taken three times a day for a month for cicatrisation of new surgical incisions
H(014) ringworm , macerate half a handful of fresh chopped bark Acacia burkei with a handful of Kigelia africana bark in 1 L of water. Infants take 1 table spoon (tablespoon) three times a day for a week to treat ringworm which appears as red spots at the back of their necks.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umvongothi
Ledebouria revoluta (L.f.) Jessop
Official name : Ledebouria revoluta (L.f.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, two corms of Hypoxis hemerocallidea are chopped together with two corms of Ledebouria obovata and boiled in 2 L of water for 30 min. Two table spoon of the decoction is taken by children three times a day for the treatment of ringworm.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umhlahlane, inhlwathiyesikhotha
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorders, mix a handful of chopped bark of Acacia burkei with the same amount of bark of Ozoroa engleri, Sclerocarya birrea, Syzygium cordatum, Tabernaemontana elegans and two handfuls of fresh Lippia javanica leaves in 2 L of water and boil for 2 hrs. Strain when cool and half a glass (±125 mL) is taken by adults and a size eight syringe (± 240 mL) as an enema for the treatment of sores. Children take quarter a glass (± 62 mL) of the decoction and use a size two syringe (± 60 mL) as an enema. The decoction is taken three times a day for two weeks after which the sores begin to heal.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umsuzwane
Momordica balsamina L.
Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) body rash, take two handfuls of leaves of Momordica balsamina and macerated it in 2 L of warm or cold water. The maceration is used to bath in for the treatment of body rash and half a cup can be used for rubbing in to the infected body part
H(014) ringworm infections, half a handful of fresh leaves are made into a paste and applied onto ringworm infections on the scalp after an incision is made. This is done once a day for two days.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umkaka
Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw.
Official name : Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boil, latex of Opuntia stricta of the cut cladode is dropped onto the newly cut opened boil, once a day for two days in order to reduce inflammation.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umdolofiya
Ozoroa engleri R. Fern. & A. Fern.
Official name : Ozoroa engleri R. Fern. & A. Fern.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, mix a handful of chopped fresh twigs of Brachylaena discolorwith a handful each of Euphorbia tirucalli stem, leaves of Ozoroa engleri, Senecio serratuloides and one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea in10 L of water and boil for 3 hrs. One table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for a week for body sores. Children take 1 teaspoon (± 5 mL tea spoon) of the decoction.
H(013) skin disorders, mix a handful of chopped bark of Acacia burkei with the same amount of bark of Ozoroa engleri, Sclerocarya birrea, Syzygium cordatum, Tabernaemontana elegans and two handfuls of fresh Lippia javanica leaves in 2 L of water and boil for 2 hrs. Strain when cool and half a glass (± 125 mL) is taken by adults and a size eight syringe (± 240 mL) as an enema for the treatment of sores. Children take quarter a glass (± 62 mL) of the decoction and use a size two syringe (± 60 mL) as an enema. The decoction is taken three times a day for two weeks after which the sores begin to heal.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : isifice
Parinari capensis Harv. subsp. Capensis
Official name : Parinari capensis Harv. subsp. Capensis
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, one fresh rhizome of Parinari capensis is chopped and boiled in 1 L of water for less than 30 min. Adults take half a glass of decoction in combination with soft porridge to treat body sores
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : amabulwa
Portulacaria afra Jacq.
Official name : Portulacaria afra Jacq.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) rash, H(137) chronic sores, two handfuls of leaves are macerated in 2 L cold water. The prepared maceration is used to bath in for the treatment ofH(013) rash and chronic sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : ufenisi
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(182)
Recipes : H(182) shingles, five fresh entire plants of Ranunculus multifidus are grounded and rolled into five balls and allowed to dry, after which it is mixed with 2 L of cold water. One table spoon of the maceration is taken three times a day for the treatment of shingles. Half a cup is used as an enema by adults. Dosage for children is a size two syringe
H(182) shingles, chopped root of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with 30 cm fresh or dry chopped root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie as well as a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis and one handful of Ranunculus multifidus (whole plant) are boiled in 2 L of water. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults once a day for the treatment of shingles. Children take 1 teaspoon full of the medication
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : ixhaphozi
Sarcophyte piriei Hutch.
Official name : Sarcophyte piriei Hutch.
Family : Balanophoraceae
Symptoms : H(137), H(182)
Recipes : H(137) sores, roots of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie and bark of Ficus sur, leaves of Senecio serratuloides and a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis are boiled in 1 L of water for 5 min. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoon of the decoction
H(182) shingles,chopped root of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with 30 cm fresh or dry chopped root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie as well as a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis and one handful of Ranunculus multifidus (whole plant) are boiled in 2 L of water. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults once a day for the treatment of shingles. Children take 1 teaspoon full of the medication
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umavumbuka
Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Official name : Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sores , a handful of fresh bark of Schotia brachypetala in combination with a handful of Sclerocarya birrea bark is macerated in warm water for less than 2 hrs. The strained maceration is used by adults as an enema (size eight syringe) three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children use a size two syringe.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umgxamu
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorders, mix a handful of chopped bark of Acacia burkei with the same amount of bark of Ozoroa engleri, Sclerocarya birrea, Syzygium cordatum, Tabernaemontana elegans and two handfuls of fresh Lippia javanica leaves in 2 L of water and boil for 2 hrs. Strain when cool and half a glass (± 125 mL) is taken by adults and a size eight syringe (± 240 mL) as an enema for the treatment of sores. Children take quarter a glass (± 62 mL) of the decoction and use a size two syringe (± 60 mL) as an enema. The decoction is taken three times a day for two weeks after which the sores begin to heal.
H(013) boil, a pinch of pounded dry bark is applied onto a newly cut boil to reduce inflammation.
H(111) burn, dried pounded bark of Sclerocarya birrea in combination with S. cordatum bark is applied to burns, twice a day for two weeks after which burned area becomes dry and starts to heal.
H(137) sores , a handful of fresh bark of Schotia brachypetala in combination with a handful of Sclerocarya birrea bark is macerated in warm water for less than 2 hrs. The strained maceration is used by adults as an enema (size eight syringe) three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children use a size two syringe.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umganu
Senecio serratuloides DC.
Official name : Senecio serratuloides DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(111), H(137), H(182)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, cuts and abrasions, ash of incinerated leaves is applied to open sores, wounds, cuts and abrasions
H(013) rash , a handful fresh or dried leaves is boiled in 1 L of water for 15 min. Half a glass of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of rashes. Children take 1 table spoon The decoction can also be taken as an enema. Adults use a size eight syringe and children a size two. Alternatively the concoction can be used to bathe in.
H(111) burns, ash of incinerated leaves is mixed with oil or petroleum jelly and applied as a paste on burns
H(137) sores, roots of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie and bark of Ficus sur, leaves of Senecio serratuloides and a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis are boiled in 1 L of water for 5 min. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoon of the decoction
H(137) body sores, mix a handful of chopped fresh twigs of Brachylaena discolorwith a handful each of Euphorbia tirucalli stem, leaves of Ozoroa engleri, Senecio serratuloides and one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea in10 L of water and boil for 3 hrs. One table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for a week for body sores. Children take 1 teaspoon (± 5 mL tea spoon) of the decoction.
H(137) sores,H(014) ringworm, powdered dry leaves mixed with oil can be pasted on sores once a day for two days. The paste is also applied onto ringworm infections after an incision is made.
H(182) shingles,, a handful of leaves of Bryophyllum pinnata in combination with a handful of dried or fresh leaves of Senecio serratuloides are mixed with brake-fluid (hydraulic fluid) and Jik (bleach) and pasted over shingles twice a day for three days.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : unsukumbili
Sida pseudocordifolia Hochr.
Official name : Sida pseudocordifolia Hochr.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm , mix a handful of the fresh leaves of Bidens pilosa with a handful of Sida pseudocordifolia whole plant and apply as a paste onto the ringworm infection after an incision is made. Applied once a day for a week.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umphipho
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation , the content of a fresh fruit of Solanum incanum is rubbed onto a wart once a day for a week to reduce inflammation after which it will flake off.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : intuma
Solanum rigescens Jacq.
Official name : Solanum rigescens Jacq.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, six fruits are boiled in 4 L of water until they burst. Half a cup of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for less than a month to treat boils. Children take 1 table spoon
H(013) boils, one corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea is chopped in combination with the fruits of Solanum rigescens and boiled in 5 L of water. One table spoon of strained decoction is taken three times a day for less than a month by adults for the treatment of boils. Children take one teaspoon of the decoction.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umthuma
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorders, mix a handful of chopped bark of Acacia burkei with the same amount of bark of Ozoroa engleri, Sclerocarya birrea, Syzygium cordatum, Tabernaemontana elegans and two handfuls of fresh Lippia javanica leaves in 2 L of water and boil for 2 hrs. Strain when cool and half a glass (±125 mL) is taken by adults and a size eight syringe (± 240 mL) as an enema for the treatment of sores. Children take quarter a glass (± 62 mL) of the decoction and use a size two syringe (± 60 mL) as an enema. The decoction is taken three times a day for two weeks after which the sores begin to heal.
H(111) burn, dried pounded bark of Sclerocarya birrea in combination with Syzygium cordatum bark is applied to burns, twice a day for two weeks after which burned area becomes dry and starts to heal.
H(137) sores, a handful of dry or fresh chopped bark is boiled in 2 L of water. Half a glass of the decoction is taken by adults twice a day for the treatment of sores. Children take one table spoon
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umdoni
Tabernaemontana elegans Stapf
Official name : Tabernaemontana elegans Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(014), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, to arrest bleeding, latex of leaves of Tabernaemontana elegans is applied directly to new wounds to arrest bleeding and promote healing, two or three times a day for three days
H(014) ringworm, leaf or fruit latex is applied onto ringworm infections after an incision is made once a day for a week.
H(013) skin disorders, mix a handful of chopped bark of Acacia burkei with the same amount of bark of Ozoroa engleri, Sclerocarya birrea, Syzygium cordatum, Tabernaemontana elegans and two handfuls of fresh Lippia javanica leaves in 2 L of water, decoction for 2 hrs.
H(137) strain when cool the same decoction and half a glass (± 125 mL) is taken by adults and a size eight syringe (± 240 mL) as an enema for the treatment of sores. Children take quarter a glass (± 62 mL) of the decoction and use a size two syringe (± 60 mL) as an enema. The decoction is taken three times a day for two weeks after which the sores begin to heal.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umkhahlu
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Official name : Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burns, a handful of leaves of Terminalia sericea are crushed into a paste and applied directly onto burns once a day for less than a week. The same amount of leaves can be mixed with one cup of cold water and used to wash the burned area.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : ikonono
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) new wounds, fresh pounded roots of Waltheria indica are applied as an astringent to new wounds once a day for three days.
H(111) burn, debarked roots of Waltheria indica are pounded into a paste and applied on burns once a day for two weeks.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : isinama
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(182)
Recipes : H(182) shingles,, dried root of Withania somnifera is incinerated and the ash is mixed with oil or Vaseline and applied to shingles, twice a day for two weeks. Alternatively grounded roots are boiled in 1 L of water and 1 table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for two weeks
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : ubuvhimba
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sores, one or two fresh twigs of Ximenia caffra are chopped and boiled in 2 L of water, which are taken by adults twice a day for two weeks for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoo
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umthunduluka
Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, dried pounded root of Xysmalobium undulatum is applied as an astringent to new wounds, until the wound becomes dry.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : ishongwe
Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Official name : Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) open wounds, a fresh grounded root of Zanthoxylum capense is boiled in a cup of water and half a cup is used to wash new open wounds, twice a day for a week
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umnungwane
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils , half a handful of crushed leaves of Ziziphus mucronata are placed on to a newly cut boil in order to reduce inflammation. The same amount of dried leaves is grounded and the powder is placed on the boil for the same purpose once a day for two days.
H(013) boill, a handful of pounded roots is placed on a newly cut boil and then wrapped with a bandage.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umlahlankosi